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The Car Hacks That Could Cost You Big Time

Adam Levin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

While it's unsettling to have your car invaded or stolen while you're on a Labor Day trip with your family, it's not life threatening. What scares me is when a car hacker evolves from messing with your doors to invading your car's computer system.

DEF CON: Hacking for the Rest of Us

Adam J. Rose | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology
Adam J. Rose

I don't know enough about hacking and odds are you don't, either. I set out to learn more at DEF CON, a hacking conference with enough discussions on civil liberties, ethics and philosophy to delight a liberal arts major. Charged to "live an examined life," we should all think harder about our technology, privacy and security.

Hackers Uninvite Feds From Convention After NSA Leaks

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The annual Def Con hacking convention has asked the federal government to stay away this year for the ...